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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two



1854. 9 January. This Document conveying land written on this the (9) ninth day of January in theHawke's Bay. year of our Lord (1854) one thousand eight hundred and fifty four is a paper of theKahuranaki. full and unreserved assent of us the Chiefs and People of the Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto attached on behalf of ourselves our relations and descendants who shall be born after us to transfer for ever a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the King or Queen who may succeed her for ever and ever.
Receipt for £1,100. And in consideration of our full consent to sell this piece of our land Victoria Queen of England agrees on her part to pay us the sum of (£1100) Eleven hundred pounds once told which we have received this day from Mr. McLean.
Boundaries. The boundary commences at Tukituki and goes on in the Hawea river and on to Maungarahahirahi and on to Weraki then goes on in the old boundary and on to Kotukumauroa then descending to the source of the Hawea and on to Maraetotara and on to the cave of Paraheka and on to nga Kaha o te whare o Tunui and on to the Karaka there turning and on to Okahu and on to te Papa o Tuhi and on to Aruaotea at Tukituki then going on in Tukituki and on to Kaiwaka and on to Hawea.

We have entirely given up and bid farewell to this land which we had inherited from our forefathers with its rivers its streams its lakes its springs its timber grass and stones with its plains and fertile spots its sterile parts and everything above the surface or under the surface and everything thereunto belonging we now for ever deliver up and transfer to the Queen of England under the shining sun of this day to be the property of the Queen of England and of the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.

In testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this deed we hereunto affix our names and marks.

And in testimony of the full consent of the Queen of England to the conditions of this deed the name of Donald McLean Principal Commissioner for purchase of Native Land is also hereunto affixed.

Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.
Te Hapuku x tona tohu,
and 3 others.

Witnesses to these receipts of monies and signatures—

H. T. Kemp, Native Sectry., Wellington.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
Thomas Stanley Partridge, Clerk in Bank of Issue, Wellington.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876